Commenting on new MOJ figures
14 Mar 2019Diane Abbott MP,Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on new MOJ figures showing the criminal justice system in England and Wales dealt with 21,484 knife and offensive weapons offences last year which is the highest number since 2009, said:
"Surely the Tories don't need any further evidence that not enough is being done to tackle knife crime?
"The Government must stop just talking about a public health approach and actually adopt one.
"This includes properly funding the police, ending their damaging cuts to public services and reinvesting in youth services to provide young people with genuine hope for their futures.”